At school we take your child’s safety very seriously and this includes keeping them safe while using computers. We want to share with you what we are doing to keep your child safe and show you how you can support us in this.
|In School||At Home|
|Children are supervised by an adult when they use computers||Always have an adult in the room when your child uses a computer so you can check what they are doing|
|We have a filtered Internet service which screens all websites accessed for suitability||Buy a programme such as Net Nanny that allows you to screen the access your child has to the internet – see school website for more details|
|Children are not allowed to use other people’s log in numbers or passwords||You can set your child a password on the computer and use this to limit their access to programmes etc|
|Children are not allowed to use ‘Hotmail’ or any other e mail apart from the one set up in school. They are not allowed to contact anyone by e mail without a teacher’s permission||Know who your child is talking to on the Internet and check on their e mails|
|Children are not allowed to go on social networking sites at school||If you allow your child to use sites like ‘My World’ or ‘Facebook’, talk to them about who they are talking to. Don’t allow them to go into private chat rooms etc.|
|Children are encouraged to tell an adult if they see anything on the computer that upsets or frightens them||Talk to your children about what they do on the computer and who they talk to. Encourage them to tell you if they see anything that worries them or they think is rudeIf your child is sent a rude or upsetting message, report it. There are some websites below you can contact for further information|
|Children are not allowed to bring data sticks or CD Roms into school to use on the computers||Be aware that opening e mails from strangers can allow viruses on to your computer. If your child receives a message from someone they don’t know, don’t open it – delete it!|
Websites which are helpful:
Common Sense Media – This site is particularly useful for finding out about games, apps and films. You will see a comprehensive description of the content of the game/app/film, who it is suitable for and any inappropriate content it may contain.
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection command of the National Crime Agency)
Our Pact – A parental control app for phones